THIS is Modern Feminism


Oberlin “feminists” accuse Christina Hoff Sommers of supporting rapists

Last week at Georgetown, Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at an event and some students responded with trigger warnings and exclaimed that her mere presence constituted “violence”.

Tonight she is speaking at Oberlin College, a bastion of liberalism in northern Ohio. She is a guest of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians.


Sommers does not deny that sexual assault is a problem. But she does contend that a recent study inaccurately and grossly overstates the number of victims, and that there is a danger in using questionable data to combat the problem.

For example, if a married couple has been drinking and then have consensual sex, that is an instance of rape according to the study.

For simply pointing out these flaws in the study, radical feminists have rabidly attacked Sommers and attempted to silence her. According to them, her mere presence at the university to speak constitutes a “rape culture”. All because she contends that statistical reporting of rape should be accurate and use common sense.


Not surprisingly, many in the audience were quite rude and frequently interrupted Sommers. Many students sat in the audience with duct tape over their mouths, inferring that Sommers’ mere presence was an attempt to silence them. Ironically, by labeling her a “rapist supporter” and interrupting her, they were actually striving to silence her.

For most in the audience, rational discussion of facts is not even welcome.

Example: Sommers discussed the myth of the wage gap and explained that, in general, women choose to follow career paths that pay less than men. More women choose to study arts and humanities, while men are more likely to study engineering and science. Since there is more of a need and demand in the job market for technological expertise, people (men AND women) who go into engineering will earn more than people (men AND women) who major in art history, for example.

When she suggested that women could earn more and close the wage gap by changing their majors to something like engineering, many in the audience jeered loudly and exclaimed “Don’t tell me what to do!!”.

There is more at the link, including pictures of the signs that were posted to protest Ms. Sommers appearance.

My mom was a real feminist. When she started working (back when I was just a baby) it was the Mad Men era, where male bosses called secretaries “Honey” and patted them on the butt. As a single mom she couldn’t get a credit card. Married women couldn’t get credit in their own names. Years later when she divorced my step-dad she kept his last name because all her credit was in her married name.

She still uses that name. Years after my grandpa died I saw my grandma’s name in the paper as “Mrs. George Burdett” because that’s how married women and widows were formally addressed.

My mom was a second-wave feminist. She never burned her bras but she joined NOW and was active in other women’s groups and helped campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment failed but things changed for the better.

Today’s feminism has lost its way. They call disagreeing with them “hate speech” and “violence.”

My mom no longer calls herself a feminist.


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96 Responses to THIS is Modern Feminism

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    This is officially still a morning post because it went up at 11:58 a.m.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I may have gotten a little carried away watching the SF Giants beat the hated Dodgers 6-2 last night.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Last year lefty Clayton Kershaw of the hated Dodgers won the Cy Young Award and was named National League M.V.P. while lefty Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants was named the World Series M.V.P. I’ll take that deal any year.

        They face each other tonight at AT&T Park. It will be the first time a League MVP pitcher and a World Series MVP pitcher have faced each other.

    • 49erDweet says:

      You were SOOO bad!

    • 49erDweet says:

      The two in the video simply exuuuude selfconfidence, charm, good looks and sex appeal. Real winners. But sincere.

      • Lulu says:

        And they have taken “gut” courses all of their life so they won’t be challenged. So yeah they feel real good about themselves. My daughter tried some of that in college (a honors IP Scholar no less) and I MADE her take economics. And her father made her take statistics. Then she liked both. Now her employer wants her to train to be an underwriter because she had……ECONOMICS and STATISTICS! If we only take what we want and is easy we will be sitting in the corner playing with crayolas all of our life.

  2. HELENK3 says:

    I guess working for newspapers and the railroad would give them the vapors.
    Both have good paying jobs and are considered male dominated fields. The thing about the railroad is that your pay rate is dictated by the job you hold not your sex. What is wrong with women studying for jobs that pay well? In today’s world there are many women paying their own way and raising kids on their own. They need the good paying jobs.
    I can remember when if a man died his children got SS benefits until they were 18. but if a working mother died her children did not. Thank God that changed
    Many women were accused of just working for extras and not supporting a family. That was and is a fallacy.
    Today’s feminists make a mockery of all that women worked to achieve in the workplace and in society. They really do not get it.

    • elliesmom says:

      My dad always supported what I wanted to do. He fought for me to be able to take drafting instead of home ec. He was thrilled when engineering schools started recruiting me. But he became a feminist the night he came home from a negotiation meeting with the local teachers’ union. He was frustrated because they were demanding a raise, and he didn’t see why they needed it. “Because they weren’t really supporting a family.” I said, bratty teenager that I was, “So, Dad, I’m moving out of the house in a few months. You won’t be supporting me any longer. So a cut in pay would OK with you since you won’t need as much money to live on, right?” It turned into a late night talk about paying people for the job they do without regard to what they need the money for or what gender they are. That not paying a woman the same wage devalues the job for everyone. It’s OK to not hire a woman for a job that requires she lift more than she can handle as long as you don’t hire a man who can’t lift it either. When you “feminize” an occupation you by devaluing it, you keep men from having the opportunity to make a living doing it, too. When he saw one of my paychecks several years later, he was surprised I made twice what he did, but never suggested ever again that because I didn’t need the money, I didn’t deserve to get.

  3. HELENK3 says:

    just got my first call from Hillary camp.
    I started laughing. said you have to be kidding. I have bumper sticker on my car that reads
    REMEMBER BENGHAZI 9-11-12 and hung up on him

  4. leslie says:

    I just saw this story in my email… And before I could share the headline, it changed from the “doors opened in mid-flight” to “the cabin pressure dropped”.
    It still is an amazing story, though.

  5. elliesmom says:

    It’s very hard to convince kids they’re only going to make a lot of money if they choose a career that’s valued enough by someone to pay them a lot of money, and they have to be good at it, too. My goddaughter is very bright in some ways, and a complete dimwit in others. She’s at Boston University majoring in French studies with an “interest” in Shakespearean literature. The only saving grace is she’s on a full scholarship and at least won’t have any school loans to pay off. While she’s good enough in math and science to have chosen a STEM path, I get that she’s not interested, but she could have at least chosen a language someone might hire her for her expertise in.

    • votermom says:

      Full scholarship is very good!

    • SHV says:

      I was in school for 29 years before I got a real job. Special Snowflakes don’t want to put in the time or hard work. There may be some reality for the need to increase H1-B visas from 65k to 165,000 per year other than the cynical ploy to cut salaries.

  6. Dora says:

    This Is Carly, Hear Her Roar

    Carly Fiorina says if she runs for president, she’ll take identity politics away from Hillary Clinton.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I gave wiki a quick scan of her life, very well accomplished (though I think it was a little too tough on her for her HP era, she got over it). I get a feeling….she raising her profile now to run for CA gov in 2018 ? She’s also tough on Hillary to win over support from the GOPE, or the boys club that pretty much tried to destroy Sarah too.

      I like her, a common sense feminist because she views ALL ISSUES ARE WOMEN’s ISSUES too. My favorite dig at Hillary was the FLYING (almost a million miles as SoS) IS NOT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, IT’S AN ACTIVITY. Zing!

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, I still can’t get past “consensual drunken sex between married people” is a form of rape? They are really watering down the seriousness of the crime of rape. And stay out of my f**king bedroom !

    • 49erDweet says:

      What if he’s too drunk to consent and she’s not? Is he then the victim?
      OK. I know the answer, but shouldn’t logic be here, somewhere?

  8. Dora says:

    I just want to say that I’m really glad that I found this blog. All the people here are so friendly and I enjoy reading the comments. So when I am missing, I don’t want anyone to think I am quitting the blog. I will just be gone for a couple of weeks. Tomorrow Hubby and I flying off to France for a 2 week vacation. During the first week, we will be touring some of the small towns. The second week will be spent in Paris! Ah Qui Qui. I’m so excited. 🙂

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    So I’m cleaning out my car and I find a used pair of women’s knee-high nylons on the floor of the back seat. I’m pretty sure they’re not mine. I have no idea how they got there, but I’m glad I’m not in a relationship right now, otherwise I would have some ‘splainin to do.

    10 years ago if my psycho ex-girlfriend found them I’d be getting more stitches.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

  11. Dora says:

    Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos

    Rumours of germline modification prove true ­ and look set to reignite an ethical debate

  12. Myiq2xu says:

  13. Dora says:

    It´s only April in the year BEFORE the election. 18 months to go and the stench is already sickening.

    Menendez co-‘conspirator’ hosted Bill and Hillary at vacation getaway

  14. HELENK3 says:

    i never thought I would live to see an ad like this

    • swanspirit says:

      That is so sad. Even worse, there i a carpet cleaning commercial with the exact same slogan. I am so pro choice and this ad makes me nauseous.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Earth Day, Earth Schmay………dragging up an oldie but goodie…..covers girl power and Earth Day in one swoop…….my daughter profiled on a Shepard Smith segment a few years ago…..yeah, she built that……opened shop in ’08, so this is about 3 years later. No feminist, greenie or other EARTH F**KING concerned group helped her. She’s decided to sell the shop this year, the more she makes, the more the Feds, State and Local government takes, and she still can’t afford to have a nice life after paying her taxes, bills and staff. /rant over

  16. Myiq2xu says:

    Barry Bonds is the best hitter to ever play the game.

    Bar none.

  17. DandyTIger says:

    I need a “safe space” from the Oberlin college kids. Their very existence is a trigger for me. 🙂

  18. HELENK3 says:

    I thought this would interest you

  19. Matthew Chiglinsky says:

    I’ve thought for a long time that there should be a differentiation between rape that is simply impolite and rape that is an actual punishable crime.

    If I steal a pen from someone’s desk, should I go to prison for robbery? If I slap someone in the face, should I go to prison for assault? If I grab a girl’s breasts or slide my hand down her pants while on a date, should I go to prison for rape?

    There’s plenty of rude behavior in society, but I we can’t just incarcerate everybody.

  20. HELENK3 says:

    Family of Michael Brown to sue City of Ferguson, Mo., for his wrongful death, attorney announces – @michaelhayes
    End of alert

  21. HELENK3 says:

    good article.
    love liberty, allow yourself to be offended

  22. Constance says:

    I think feminism went off the rails when they emphasized abortion and lesbianism. Most women don’t want to off their babies and only worry about birth control for a third of their life. Few women are lesbian.
    Feminists should have stuck with issues that affect all women and girls. Equal pay for equal work. Images of women in male controlled media. Equal and adequate coverage by health insurance. Equal participation in government. Equal participation in medical research. I could go on. Then when Lesbians said “but what are you doing for us” feminists should have said we are seeking equal pay, equal educational opportunities, equal participation in government, protesting images of women in media, etc.

  23. HELENK3 says:

    too much time on their hands.
    if they were getting an education and having to study they would not have time for this

  24. piper says:

  25. piper says:

    Stolen from Dave on NQ

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